|Posted on March 26, 2017 at 11:50 PM|
It was a commendable unveiling of Hilderinc Twā FC, the Sunday incarnation of Hilderinc Football Club, when they began their adventure with a well-worked 2-2 draw against Dark Horse FC at Yio Chu Kang Secondary School, etching another chapter in the Club’s annals.
Having played the Horses in 4-1 friendly game win back in February 2013, the re-acquaintance saw only Azman Azmi and Kavin Singh reprise their roles from four years ago, as the veterans formed the cornerstone of this new and exciting HFC Sunday football reboot.
With the likes of Liao Jincai “JC”, Parthiban Aruchamy, Mathew Joseph, Bayu Tanmizi, Kumaresan Maniam, seasoned Hilderinc campaigners in their own right, were complemented by the Blacks’ Saturday side’s Omar Mahnin, Rahmat Saring, Sashikumar Mahathevan, Lim Yong Kiat, along with an infusion of new additions, as Logaraj Sundram and Nicholas Ledenmark took their spot at the helm for their own debut as Twās’ management trio, with Chua Yuxuan, the third member, set to complete stimulating triangle next week.
On a blistering Sunday heat, a reason that justified Hilderincs FC’s move to Saturday football, the praiseworthy Blacks got their history up and running with full resolve and action.
Always on the front foot with a solid defensive watch, it was constant probing and prodding by the Twās as they kept good control of the game as they sought an early goal to celebrate their initiation, with Sashikumar Mahathevan, Omar Mahnin, Rahmat Saring and Bayu Tanmizi causing reasonable concern for the Horses, though they managed to keep the Blacks at bay in first period.
For all of Dark Horses’ first half efforts to thwart the Blacks, it took the Hilderincs just about five minutes to take the lead when they broke quick inside the opponents’ half before Kumaresan Maniam laid on a prefect ball across the face of the goal for Logaraj Sundram to register Hilderinc Twā FC’s first ever goal.
However, the Horses’ response was swift and it two a double save from a largely under-employed Lim Yong Kiat to keep the Blacks lead intact.
No sooner, the Blacks regained the initiative and returned to status quo as they continued with their measured football against an opponent who were frustrated with seeing no progress in their efforts.
In what was arguably the move of the game, Kumaresan Maniam picked Omar Mahnin with his trademark range finder on the right, and with perfect first time control of the ball, the Dutch master found Mathew Joseph with an equally perfect cross.
But just as the midfielder was able to apply the finishing touch, a last ditch highly commendable block by the Dark Horse defender denied him, but it was full marks for the approach play for the Hilderincs and defending by the opponents.
Just when the Twās looked unshakeable, they handed a lifeline to the Horses when an inoffensive move allowed them to draw level after they scored from a shot at the near post.
Still it was all Hilderincs as they quickly shook off the disappointment of conceding the equaliser and resumed normal duties.
And they could have regained the lead after Bayu Tanmizi, who started the move from the middle of the pitch, was close to ending it himself after Logaraj Sundram turned provider found him with a precision ball, but the talented midfielder’s application just lacked the composure, as the ball sailed wide.
The Hilderincs did deservedly take the lead when always lively Rahmat Saring was deliberately fouled inside the box, and the forward was never going to miss from the spot as he dispatched his kick with ease to put the Twās back in the lead.
However, the Sunday Blacks were denied a winning start to their exploits when they were beaten at the near post for the second time in the game to be held to an undeserved draw, un-indicative of their overall display and huge potential moving forward.
With objectives undoubtedly met by a measured and entertaining all-round performance, the fledgling Hilderincs side will gear up with another friendly game before they embark on competitive quest in the Merlion Sunday Challenge Cup.
Hilderinc FC 2 : Dark Horse FC 2
Goals: Logaraj Sundram, Rahmat Saring (Pen)
Starting Line Up
1. Liao “JC” Jincai
2. Parthiban Aruchamy
3. Azman Azmi
4. Kavin Singh
5. Parvin Kumar
6. Bayu Tanmizi
7. Fahmi Noor
8. Sashikumar Mahathevan
9. Rahmat Saring
10. Omar Mahnin
11. Joe Nyi Too
12. Lim Yong Kiat
13. Nicholas Ledenmark
14. Kumaresan Maniam
15. Darren Tan
16. Logaraj Sundram
17. Mathew Joseph
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